Illustration I did of The Overlook Hotel from The Shining.
The other week a friend of mine asked if I could help her with an impending run for school board. She wanted to play off her Mexican heritage, specifically Dia De Los Muertos. Obviously skulls were out of the question for a school board (or any political) run, so we decided to take cues from these little banners that get made. She also wanted to play off a pear flower, since it's for Pearland school board.
Here were some of the designs I came up with for her after studying real Dia De Los Muertos banners.
I was going through some old photos I shot while I was living in NY and found one from the Fort George Neighborhood that I thought would make a good illustration.
I started out more or less tracing the original photo, but figured out that doing it that way was super inefficient and created perspective issues since every individual window would have to be custom made. I remembered that Illustrator has a Perspective Grid tool, so I figured out how to use it and was able to be way more efficient as a result.